Forgot to make your New Year's Eve plans? Don't panic; we have you covered. Whether you prefer multi-course meals with top-notch drinks or low-key eats and cheap booze, you'll be sure to end 2014 with a bang. And don't forget to start 2015 on the right note.Read More
14 Last-Minute New Year's Eve Options in Atlanta
1. Across the Street
Keep your evening low-key with live music from Tommy Vickery and Friends and a special menu with dishes like smoked pork chops with black-eyed pea salsa. All available at Across the Street from 8 to 11 p.m.
2. Better Half
Your better half will surely enjoy Zach Meloy's seven course menu with wine pairings, available for $100 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on New Year's Eve. Reservations required. [Photo: Rebecca Stanley]
3. Common Quarter
Start your evening with truffle-parmesan fries and a glass of bubbly for just $15 ($35 for an entire bottle), then selections from a special a la carte menu featuring your choice of appetizers, mains, and desserts.
Atlanta, GA 30316
Say "goodbye" to 2014 with Kevin Gillespie's seven-course tasting menu at Gunshow, for $125 per person. Beverage pairings are available for an additional $65. Call for reservations.
5. H. Harper Station
H. Harper will be mixing special champagne cocktails and serving a $65 per person four-course menu to ring in the new year. Spots at the bar are first come, first served, so grab your seat early.
6. Kimball House
Ingredients for the perfect New Year's Eve? Oysters, champagne, and cocktails. Get them all at Kimball House, which will be dishing up revelry from both indoor and outdoor bars on the last night of 2014.
Lusca is offering an old school steakhouse dinner with smoked prime rib, creamed spinach, "grand central" oyster pan roast, shrimp cocktail, lobster, potato puree, whole fish, oysters, creme brulee, champagne, and big Cabernet. The kitchen and bar will be open well into the early hours of 2015.
8. Osteria Mattone
Roswell, GA 30075
Osteria Mattone will host its first-ever New Year's celebration, billed as "the best party in the suburbs." The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, then continue into a multi-course meal with wine pairings, live music, and a a toast with handpicked champagne selections from sommelier Dan Pernice. Tickets required. Call for more information.
9. Paper Plane
Decatur, GA 30030
Paper Plane is offering two packages to celebrate the new year. Choose from the "family-style steak dinner," with Caesar salad, "ridiculously sized" cowboy ribeye, and fixins ($75 for two, $150 for four, $225 for six) or the "Big Boozer," with craft cocktail punch bowl and choice or cheese fondue or charcuterie for $175 (serves four to six people). Reservations recommended.
10. Park Tavern
The festivities start at 9 p.m. at Park Tavern. $125 gets you live music from Yacht Rock Revue and Yacht Rock Schooner, plus an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, tacos, sliders, fresh sushi, and s’mores. At midnight, guests will be treated to a champagne toast and can dive into a breakfast buffet that includes Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, breakfast burritos, and more.
11. Proof and Provision
Tired of prix fixe menus and champagne dinners? Try Proof & Provision's third-annual NYE White Trash Bash, beginning at 5 p.m. Don your trashiest duds and enjoy free passed appetizers, beer cocktails, and a themed playlist. No cover and no reservations required.
12. The Pinewood
$75 gets you a five-course prix fixe menu at the Pinewood, with options ranging from lobster bisque and gulf oyster sliders to local farm duck breast. Cocktails optional, but recommended.
13. Victory Sandwich Bar
VIctory will be hosting an 80s/90s funk/electro dance party with DJs Chris Daresta and Matt Weiner, plus $5 "champagne of beers" cocktails.
14. Watershed on Peachtree
Enjoy a four-course meal with a champagne toast ($75/person) at Watershed, then stay for the after party with DJ Gray spinning tunes. Reservations not required for the after party.